September 10, 2012

Peplum Power

Top, Necklace - ModCloth, Shorts - F21, Shoes - Zara, Watch - Michael Kors
So I finally got around to trying the peplum trend, and I just love it! Oh, peplum, where have you been all my life? At first I avoided it. As a curvy girl, I could think of nothing less appealing than having an extra little skirt around my hips to accentuate the widest part of my body. What I didn't realize is that that little skirt around my hips actually can flatter a curvy girl because it accentuates the smallness of your waist and balances out a large bust on top. It's just so simple and amazing, I don't know why I didn't realize it before. Now I physically need to restrain myself from buying like twelve more peplum tops. I have to tell myself that I can do with just this one. Or maybe one more. Well, like two more, TOPS.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

September 6, 2012

Rock the Colorblock

Top - Marshalls, Shorts - Old Navy, Sandals - Aeropostale, Watch - Michael Kors
Now that summer is sadly coming to an end, I feel this odd pressure to just colorblock my little heart out. I know that in California, I can get away with rocking spring and summer colors for a few more weeks, but with the temperatures starting to get a little cooler each day, I already find myself gravitating toward fall neutrals. Must. Get. All. My. Colorblocking. In. At least before summer is officially over. And summer is officially over for me when Starbucks starts serving my favorite: the pumpkin spice latte.

I love how purple hues are a great colorblocking choice, especially with yellows and greens. I'm also a Northwestern University grad, so I'll always have a soft place in my heart for purple. This violet top (I know it looks bluish in these photos) is becoming one of my favorites. I love the cut outs in the shoulders and the sheen to the fabric. I spent a few days in Washington D.C. recently, and rocking this top was a perfect way to keep a touristy, comfy outfit from being too boring or sloppy.

More DC photos to come next week. Sorry, I'm so behind on my posts, but these past few weeks have been just a disaster when it comes to time management with my day job, my soap making, and all of the end-of-summer activities that popped up all at once. I promise to be better next week!

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